Dec 05, 2017 11:30 AM EST By Jacob Elyachar

Billy Bush Makes Late-Night Debut On ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

Former ‘Today Show’ anchor and ‘Access Hollywood’ host Billy Bush made his first late-night appearance since his dismissal from NBC. Bush opened up about the infamous video on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’

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Former ‘Today Show’ anchor and ‘Access Hollywood’ host Billy Bush made his first late night appearance since his NBC dismissal. Bush opened up about his ‘New York Times’ op-ed on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’
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Television journalist Billy Bush made his first late night appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since the infamous Access Hollywood leaked tape that cost him his job at NBC's Today Show.

For nearly 13 minutes, Bush spoke with Stephen Colbert about the entire ordeal. While President Trump remained adamant that it was not his voice, Bush called out his statement.

"You do not get to say that, because I was there," Bush told Colbert. "For the last 14 months of my life, I have been dealing with it. You have been only dealing with it for 14 minutes and went on to be the President."

Colbert made Bush slightly uncomfortable when he said that they would be showing the infamous  Access Hollywood tape during the interview. The Access Hollywood tape featured then-Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump making derogatory comments about women in the entertainment industry.

However, Bush wanted the President to be held accountable for his past actions as countless women have stepped forward to talk about how the U.S. commander-in-chief harassed them.

"20 women do not get together and say: 'Hey! Let's take down a powerful guy together!" said Bush. "You are reopening wounds on them, too. Enough is enough! Stop playing around with people's lives. That upset me."

Revisiting the Access Hollywood Tape

Colbert's crew rolled a portion of the 2005 Access Hollywood tape, and Bush told the audience the first time he heard the video was three days before it leaked.

"It was a gut punch, and it is a gut punch now, and it will always be," Bush said.

Bush stated that the 2005 incident happened when he was interviewing him about the latest season of President Trump's television show The Apprentice. While Colbert commented that the video camera was not exactly on the President, Bush thought President Trump's commentary was an act.

"He was regaling the seven guys that were on the bus doing his bit," said Bush. "If I thought that a man was detailing his sexual assault strategy to me, I would have called the FBI not just reported it to my executive producer."

Bush's appearance comes after the television personality wrote a New York Times opinion piece, which confirmed that President Trump indeed used inappropriate language on the 2005 tape.

Watch the full interview with Bily Bush at Late Show with Stephen Colbert below.

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